Fish Messages and French Fry Coated Hot Dogs – Delicious Dozen Links, week ending 3.15.2008

delicious dozen links, 03.15.2008
1. Shopping for Fish (Bitten at New York Times) – Send a text message to Blue Ocean’s Fishphone with a fish and you’ll get a message back about whether you should eat it.

2. French Fry Coated Hot Dog – They should have used the skinny fries

3. Gold Pills – Pop one of these and your schitt is golden

4. Martha Stewart Living’s Prop Room – And to think that all I have is a set of white dinner plates and some wooden chopsticks.

5. The Dirty Tricks of Food Photographers – Hairspray, cotton balls, and…deodorant?

6. Food Court Musical – People in a mall food court break out into a musical.

7. Phone Salesman Amazes Crowd – I am now obsessed with a pudgy cell phone salesman

8. South Korea Swaps First Astronaut – A woman, because the man didn’t know how to follow instructions

9. DIY Spice Rack – The $150 Dean & Deluca Spice Rack for…$30

10. Chef’s Blogs, Even Sharper than Their Knives (Los Angeles Times) – Marriott Hotels has a food blog?!?!

11. Starbucks barista donates kidney to one of her regulars – Maybe Starbucks isn’t the Evil Empire after all

12. Restaurants Feel the Bite of Stay at Home Moms – How about unemployed stay-at-home bloggers?

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1 lillianb March 16, 2008 at 2:57 pm

Oh, wow! That mobile phone salesman singing brought a handful of tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing it!


2 KirkK March 17, 2008 at 5:22 pm

Hi – Sarah…that food court musical!!! I’m still waiting for the tater tot coated hot dog…


3 KirkK March 17, 2008 at 5:22 pm

Hi – Sarah…that food court musical!!! I’m still waiting for the tater tot coated hot dog…


4 H. C. March 17, 2008 at 5:46 pm

Interesting article on food photography, though I watched a special from the Food Network once where all video food commercials has to actually be 100% edible. (Blowtorches are OK, not so much the motor oil & cottonballs; one producer lamented having to break open hundreds of frozen dinners to get all the perfect peas, meat & starch).


5 Anonymous March 18, 2008 at 5:20 am

if you guys liked the mobile phone salesman guy (who was amazing), check out youtube and enter his name. along the right side you’ll see related clips to the runner-up – a 6 year old named connie. watch her initial try-out.


6 sarah March 18, 2008 at 6:29 am

kirkk: wow. tater tot coated hot dog. you realize now that I will dream about it tonight. WHY MUST YOU TORMENT ME LIKE THIS?

h.c.: hey, who said motor oil isn’t edible? haven’t you ever actually eaten at mcdonald’s?

anonymous: i watched ALL those videos, and to be quite honest, while connie is undeniably adorable, i didn’t think she was particularly special in any of her performances. but man, that paul potts…


7 akatsukira March 20, 2008 at 6:01 pm

Re: 5. The Dirty Tricks of Food Photographers.

Deodorant and cotton balls aren’t so bad… I once saw a video of a food photographer using a microwaved tampon.


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